Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Deja Vu all over again

Marybeth commented: Call me crazy but does the outside style of this house remind you of your old house.... the one on the hill (with lots of yard/land to care for)?
1366 Ridgefield Cir, Chattanooga, TN 37412

The old house circa 2013, just before we moved and then the new (old) house today, just before we invade.

There are similarities and there will be more in the future. We loved our first rural Tennessee house but it was a lot of work and far far away from everything. We loved the front porch which signified Southern living for  us. And we built gardens and fought the moles and voles...and lost often.
The new in-town home is a blank canvas, on a proper flat site, hopefully not full of plant eating critters.
We have BIG PLANS. And thankfully the years of saving have provided funds to put those plans into action.
This time I am using the 'yellow pages' as we like to call the internet. Landscapers will clear the weedy trees and trim the good ones. The minimal plantings in front of the porch will be dramatically expanded. Even tho we are getting older, we still love that feeling of digging in the dirt and planting a tree, for the future. Dave says we'll get a tree as large as we can afford for that front yard. 

Mostly we are hoping to install a koi pond. One of the homes we visited and didn't buy had a koi pond that was just the size we'd like to have.

If you don't have a dream, how can you have a dream come true?


  1. A pond would be a fun addition to the new property.

  2. Looking forward to your adventures. Love the flat yard :-)

  3. Melody, I applaud your courage to make another move and follow your dreams. I am looking forward to see your plans take shape.

  4. I hope you won't think it odd, if I say that your attitude is an inspiration. Because it is!

    Looking forward to seeing your plans unfold.

    Bonus points for the *South Pacific* reference. <3

  5. May all of your dreams come true! We have a goldfish pond and enjoy it so much. And I like the idea of hiring the heavy work done - saves the fun stuff for you.

  6. I like that - you need a dream to have a dream come true..... I dream of a "gardener" 4 hours a week......

  7. You are so lucky to have a hubby who loves doing projects like you do! I too look forward to seeing your progress reports and enjoying all the beautiful improvements you will make! Thanks for sharing with all of us...

  8. Oh, I do hope you enjoy gardening again! You'll have all winter to plan it. I'm looking forward to you making this home.

    Happy talk!

  9. Melody, I am so excited for you, Dave, & the pugs. I can't wait to see how you make it your own. I love, love, love the sunroom and the porch. Have fun dreaming of your new nest.

  10. Very happy for you and looking forward to seeing all the exciting changes.

  11. Melody, we are 68 & 74 and we have moved 4 times in the last 12 years. (We finally got it right.) Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs....enjoy the process.